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FAA Releases Second Edition of its UAS Integration Roadmap

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the second edition of its “Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap.”  In addition to providing an update on the FAA’s progress to date, the partnerships and advisory committees it has forged, and identifying key challenges to UAS integration into the NAS, the roadmap details the FAA’s near-term rulemaking and research efforts.

Important Cyber Provisions Now Law Under the 2019 NDAA

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA or the Act) (H.R. 5515) was signed into law on August 13, 2018. The appropriations law authorizes a $717 billion national defense budget and includes wide-ranging provisions on cybersecurity, touching everything from enhancing the military’s ability to respond to cyber attacks to protecting the IT supply chain and encouraging greater public-private collaboration. 

Location Services: OFF

In an August 3 memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, the Department of Defense (DoD) banned personnel from “using geolocation features and functionality on both non-government and government-issued devices, applications, and services while in locations designated as operational areas (OAs).”  Outside of OAs, DoD has ordered the heads of DoD Components to “consider the inherent risks associated with geolocation capabilities on devices, applications, and services, both non-government and government issued, by personnel both on and off duty.”

Treasury Report Recommends National Data Breach Law, TCPA Reforms, and More

At the end of July, the Department of Treasury released a Report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation. At over 200 pages, the Report is the fourth in a series on the Administration’s core principles for financial regulation called for by Executive Order 13772.  It contains more than 80 recommendations, and “identif[ies] improvements to the regulatory landscape that will better support nonbank financial institutions, embrace financial technology, and foster innovation.”